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Includes: Rufous-crowned Bee-eater
21 cm (8Â¼ in); streamers, a further 9 cm (3Â½ in)
There are 2 subspecies:
Forest edge, open country and grassland, woodland, scrub, coastal areas and gardens.
The diet includes bees, wasps, hornets, ants, dragonflies, grasshoppers, small lizards and fish.
They nest in an earth bank, preferring sandy soil. The clutch consists of 3-6 white eggs which are incubated by both parents.
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